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Charleston Literary Festival

In conversation with Charleston Literary Festival Board member Anne Blessing, Rebecca discusses the moral complications in her new novel.

Many Festival events are filmed and recorded for archival and research purposes, and occasionally for further distribution, such as promotional opportunities, on our website, and for network television. The films might sometimes include recognizable shots of members of the audience and/or interviews with patrons before or after the live events. Purchase of this ticket implies your permission to be filmed.

on November 4 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The Ivy & Bird in Hand Book Club: Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Marion Winik

The Ivy Bookshop, Bird in Hand, and WYPR are proud to co-present a book club with Rebecca Makkai, author of I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU!

Join us for an evening at Bird in Hand Books & Coffee for a conversation with the beloved novelist, featuring happy hour snacks and drinks. Marion Winik of WYPR’s podcast “The Weekly Reader” will join Makkai in conversation, and then you will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with the author about her latest novel.

on August 10 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Switchyard Tulsa: “Researching Into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History As An Outsider”

Switchyard Festival Tulsa, OK

May 30th, 5pm @ Promenade Ballroom

Included in the Ideas Track & Full Festival Pass

Rebecca Makkai, “Researching into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History as an Outsider” 

Sponsored by TU’s Department of English and Creative Writing

6 days of music, literature and ideas

Switchyard is a national festival of art and intellect featuring 40 keynote speakers and local and national performance artists – based in the heart of Downtown Tulsa.

Switchyard will invite people to cross the tracks that once divided this city to explore our complicated histories, seek new points of connection and activate the transformative power of art. In this inaugural year, we’ll focus on attempts to ban, censor or suppress challenging ideas—new and old. This will mean digging into the past, imagining alternative identities and dreaming of rich new futures.

on May 30 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Rebecca Makkai, author of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers, joins the Toronto Public Library to discuss her highly anticipated new novel, I Have Some Questions for You. In conversation with Elamin Abdelmahmoud, writer and host of CBC Radio’s Commotion.

Question and answer session and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

About this event’s guests:
Rebecca Makkai
Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Read more:
I Have Some Questions for You
The Great Believers
Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces


This event is part of TPL’s signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.


Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library’s cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we’ll have a cash bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

Reminder!  TPL oversells these events to make sure that most people have an opportunity to attend. Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.

This event will not be live streamed but the replay will be made available to watch on TPL’s YouTube channel.


Accessibility at Toronto Public Library
We are committed to making our content accessible to as many Torontonians as possible. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email

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on May 24 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Golden Book Club: Zoom Book Club Discussion

The Golden Book Club will be reading and discussing “I Have Some Questions For You”.

Join us live or on Zoom on Saturday May 20th, at 12pm ET.

The Golden Notebook Bookclub  group is open to everyone–come once, come every month! It’s a great way to meet like-minded, book people in our town.

Enjoy 10% off this title, just mention you are in our book club at the counter.

If you’d like to be on our email list contact James at

on May 20 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , Book Club Discussion: “I Have Some Questions For You” with Rebecca Makkai

on April 25 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Virtual Event: Zibby’s Book Club with Rebecca Makkai

Visit to join!

30 minutes of group discussion followed by 30 minutes of Q&A on Zoom or in person with the author.

Our meeting hub is hosted by

Sign up for links and Zoom info here.

Buy all the books here.

on April 4 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NYPL & WNYC’s Get Lit March Book Club: Rebecca Makkai (In Person & Virtual)

Join WNYC’s Alison Stewart and Rebecca Makkai for a live conversation about the book I Have Some Questions for You.


The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community.


The March title is I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.


Throughout the month, All of It host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers, providing touchpoints on-air and on social media at @allofitwnyc and @nypl. Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices.


Join Stewart, the author, and readers everywhere for a live conversation, in-person or online, on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 PM.


To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.


To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register!




The New York Public Library no longer mandates proof of vaccination at large-scale public events.


Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at NYPL events.


If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.




In-Person | Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email or use this Gmail template. This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.


Livestream | Captions and a transcript will be provided. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email or use this Gmail template.





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on March 28 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Left Bank Books Presents: Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Shane Mullen

Left Bank Books presents Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award Finalist
Rebecca Makkai, who will discuss her highly anticipated, riveting new novel I Have Some Questions for You at the Ethical Society on March 23rd at 7pm!
Makkai will be in conversation with Left Bank Books’ Shane Mullen.
Please purchase a ticket to attend the event in person or virtually.
Books may be picked up ahead of the event at Left Bank Books or can be picked up at the venue on March 23rd.*
Order additional copies of I Have Some Questions for You from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Makkai will personalize and sign additional copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.


on March 23 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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